Looking back at the last Winter Olympics medal tally: China won only 1 gold, while the US finished fourth with 9. Who were the top 3?
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games is about to open, as a four-year event of ice and snow, this year’s Winter Olympic Games came to China’s Beijing, which is also our 2008 Summer Olympic Games after 14 years to hold the Olympic Games again, do not know you sports fans look forward to?In fact, there was no strict distinction between the Winter Olympics and the Olympic Games. Before 1924, there was no strict distinction between summer and winter. The Olympic Games were usually held from summer to winter, which consumed a lot of material and financial resources.Before the Winter Olympics were completely separated from the Olympics.It wasn’t until 1994 that the International Olympic Committee decided to hold the Winter And Summer Olympics two years apart, becoming the Winter Games we know today.So, having explained so much about the Winter Olympics, surely one of the biggest concerns of the Olympic Games every year is undoubtedly the medal tally.As a major medal winner in summer Olympic Games, Our country won 38 gold, 32 silver and 18 bronze MEDALS in the Tokyo Olympic Games just concluded last year, ranking the second place in the medal table only one gold behind the United States.So, when it comes to snow and ice sports, can China continue its summer Olympics performance?Let’s take the medal tally of the last Pyeongchang Winter Olympics for example. In 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, China only won a precious gold medal in men’s 500-meter short track speed skating by Wu Dajing, which was not up to our standard. Therefore, in 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, China only ranked 16th in the medal tally with 1 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze.It seems that our country still needs to work hard in the winter Olympic Games, and the gap with other countries is still obvious.At the time, the top 10 countries in the medal table were all in 10th through seventh place: Austria, France, Switzerland and host South Korea, all with five golds.Sweden took sixth place with seven golds and the Netherlands fifth with eight golds.As a sports power, the United States won nine gold MEDALS in last year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, only ranked fourth, the United States seems to be not as powerful as the Summer Olympics winter Games;Third place went to Canada with 11 gold MEDALS.Second place went to Germany with 14 golds.The surprise winners were Norway, who finished with 14 golds, 14 silvers and 11 bronzes to finish first with 39 MEDALS overall.It is not hard to see that in the snow and ice sports, those countries and regions with high latitude are more likely to achieve good results. For example, Norway and Sweden are in the northern Europe, and Russia is also in the northern high latitude of the Sochi Winter Olympics, so these countries are more likely to achieve good rankings.However, this year’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games, with the advantage of the host country, I hope our country’s winter Olympic athletes can achieve better results!(ikuet)